Just In Case by Meg Rosoff

Just In Case

Written by Meg Rosoff

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Winner of the Carnegie Award 2007 and the Costa Children's book award. Shortlisted for the Book Trust Teenage Prize 2007.

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A story that deals with anxiety, depression and coming of age that has real emotional resonance. This is a distinctive and outstanding book written in an intelligent, yet spare style. There is an ‘edginess’ to the way the author writes; the result is clever and bold. The character of the teenage boy is conveyed in an interesting way and is not at all stereotypical. This is a story of survival in the modern world that is utterly compelling.


Just In Case by Meg Rosoff

The day David Case saves his brother's life, his whole world changes. Suddenly, every moment is fizzing with significance. He must hide, become an entirely new person to escape Fate if he can. Will changing his name, befriending an astrophysicist and gaining an imaginary pet be enough? Bewildered and obsessive, he'll try anything to survive.

About the Author

Meg Rosoff

Meg Rosoff grew up in a suburb of Boston and moved to London in 1989. She spent ffteen years working in advertising before writing her frst novel, How I Live Now, which has sold over one million copies in thirty-six territories. It won the Guardian Children’s Prize and the Printz Award in the US and was made into a flm. Her subsequent six novels have been awarded or shortlisted for, among others, the Carnegie Medal and the National Book Award. Meg’s latest book is Jonathan Unleashed. Meg lives in London with her husband, their daughter and their dogs.

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Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd August 2006




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